Do you have a passion for piercing? Whether you want to complement your existing beauty services or start a new career, this introductory course will give you the confidence to join the exciting and profitable piercing industry.
Introduction to Body Piercing is an online course that will teach you how to pierce the upper body, including the nose, ear cartilage and navel, as well as how to attach body jewellery. You will also learn important communication skills and how to assess client requirements.
In this online body piercing course, you will discover relevant skin penetration guidelines, learn about infection control, including use of PPE and respiratory hygiene, as well as sterilisation procedures, managing hazards, and wound and aftercare.
On completion of this course, you will feel confident to pursue a career as a body piercing professional with the theory and knowledge required to practice competently.
Unit 1 - Body Piercing
1 : Upper body piercing
Prepare client for service
What is upper body piercing?
Piercing sites (naval, ear, nose)
Age, intoxication, skin conditions and allergies
Stages of wound healing
Factors that impact on wound healing
Recording client information
Infection control guidelines
Body piercing tools
Perform body piercing
Prepare the client
Performing the procedure
Skin receptors and stimuli
Types of receptors
Provide after care advice
Aftercare for specific sites
2 : Ear Piercing
Ear piercing services
Prepare client services
Prepare service area
Materials and products
Recording client characteristics
Where to pierce the ear
Final client preparation steps
Special needs customers
Effective listening skills
What is communication?
Nonverbal communication and body language
Communication by phone
Expression and choice of words
Additional issues (multiple piercings, alcohol and stud selection)
Microorganisms (bacteria, fungi and viruses)
Routes of infection
Cleaning and sterilisation
Minimising blood to blood contact
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment
Preparing piercing equipment
Disinfecting and cleaning equipment
Provide after care advice
Unit 2- Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Topic 1 – Follow standard and additional precautions for infection prevention and control
Respiratory hygiene and coughing/sneezing etiquette
Preventing droplet and air borne infection
Masks and respirators
Handle, transport and packaging linen
Disposing of contaminated waste
Health industry waste management
Waste management plans
Clinical waste, general waste and related waste
Waste labelling, disposal techniques and collection
Waste types (sharps, pharmaceutical waste etc)
Clean and decontaminating equipment
Prevent transmission of infection
Additional precautions for preventing transmission of infection
Topic 2: Identify infection hazards and assess risks
Identify infection hazards (your own areas and other people)
Responsibility for infection prevention and control
Document and assess the likelihood and severity of risk
The chain of infection
Policies and procedures
Report on activities/tasks that put yourself and others at risk
Measures that will minimise or control risks
Topic 3 – Follow procedures for managing risks associated with specific hazards
Protocols for care after exposure to body fluids
Required report documentation
Aerosols and splatter
Maintain clean and contaminated zones
Confine records, materials and medicaments
Confine contaminated instruments and equipment
Estimated duration 20 hours
Course Delivery and Start
Start anytime, self-paced and 100% online
Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
The Introduction to Body Piercing – is interactive, visually rich, understandable, and is very enjoyable. I discovered my passion for piercing and gained plenty of knowledge whilst the course was time flexible with my schedule.
F. Pattison, Thornlands QLD | Introduction to Body Piercing
I found the course learning easy and well set out. The website works really well and is also easy to use
C.Vamvakaris, Cooma NSW | Introduction to Body Piercing
I found it very easy to understand all the learning requirements. All tutors answered very fast.
B. Klesura, Clarkson, WA | Introduction to Body Piercing
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 20 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $50.00. Printed materials are available for purchase at any time and not require to complete this course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.